Navatek Foilcat

Navatek Foilcat


Honolulu, Hawaii (HI), US
In 1997, Pacific Marine acquired intellectual property rights to the Westamarin hydrofoil technology together with the program’s prototype demonstration craft, the 95-foot, 45-knot,140-passenger, low-flying hydrofoil/catamaran Foilcat. Navatek subsequently invested $3 million in modifications and improvements to the prototype before leasing the vessel to the State of Hawaii for a commuter ferry demonstration on Oahu, Hawaii (1999-2000). It is currently being used as an R&D platform supporting the company’s ongoing research into high-speed hybrid hull forms and associated advanced ride control systems.
In 1997, Pacific Marine acquired intellectual property rights to the Westamarin hydrofoil technology together with the program’s prototype demonstration craft, the 95-foot, 45-knot,140-passenger, low-flying hydrofoil/catamaran Foilcat. Navatek subsequently invested $3 million in modifications and improvements to the prototype before leasing the vessel to the State of Hawaii for a commuter ferry demonstration on Oahu, Hawaii (1999-2000). It is currently being used as an R&D platform supporting the company’s ongoing research into high-speed hybrid hull forms and associated advanced ride control systems.
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Links: www.navatekltd.com
By: kjfitz

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